x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Manchester United close in on Shinji Kagawa deal

In-demand Japanese midfielder looks set to join the Old Trafford club as Borussia Dortmund admit transfer details are being finalised.

Borussia Dortmund's Japan star Shinji Kagawa looks set to clinch a move to Manchester United.

Reports from Germany suggest the English Premier League runners-up are close to completing the EU15m (AED69m) deal.

Dortmund's director of sport Michael Zorc told German football magazine Kicker that some details have yet to be finalised and Kagawa is still contracted to the German league and cup winners until June 2013.

The 23-year-old has attracted substantial interest from Premier League sides for his performances at the Westfalenstadion this season.

Earlier this month, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson flew to Berlin to watch Kagawa score in Dortmund's 5-2 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final.

Kagawa cost Dortmund just 350,000 euros when he joined from J-League side Cerezo Osaka in 2010. He has scored 21 goals in 49 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia, helping them win back-to-back league titles.